Violin Celebration Artist Biographies
2012 Violin Celebration Guest Biographies
Jorja Fleezanis was concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1989 to 2009—the longest tenured concertmaster in the orchestra’s history. Prior to Minnesota, she was associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony for eight years.
She is now Professor of Violin and Orchestral Studies at Indiana University.
She studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Karl Paulnack , pianist, has served as Director of the Music Division of the Boston Conservatory since 2002. He also co-chaired the accompanying and coaching department of the University of Minnesota, University of Southern California, Ithaca College and the Music Academy of the West,
He holds an undergraduate degree in solo piano from Eastman and the MM and DMA degrees from the University of Southern California.
Mary Budd Horozaniecki
Mary Budd Horozaniecki is a frequent master class presenter and guest artist at colleges and universities. She currently holds the title of Senior Lecturer in Violin at Carleton College and teaches at Augsburg and Macalester Colleges.
She is an Honors graduate from the School of Music at Indiana University, and also studied at the Juilliard School , Meadowmount School of Music and the Blossom Festival School.